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Economics behind boom in fireworks

The number of fireworks being lit off at night is out of control this year. While people often light off fireworks close to the Fourth...

Just how high will unemployment go?

The U.S. unemployment rate climbed from a half-century low of 3.5% to 4.4% in March – and is expected to go a lot higher. But...
STRATEGIZING: Ocean State Job Lot officials, from left, Donna McLeod, director of recruitment; Bob Selle, chief human resources officer; Lisa Pereira, talent acquisition; and Kara Reddy, talent acquisition specialist, campus and social recruitment, conduct a strategy ­meeting. 
 / PBN PHOTO/MICHAEL SALERNO

Tight labor market demands competitive pay

The minimum wage increased in Rhode Island this month to $10.50 an hour, the second bump in two years. For the estimated 20,000 to 30,000...

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